Thursday, April 24, 2008

SpaceX gets Launch Services Contract from NASA

SpaceX can now compete for more NASA missions. Ah yeah!

From Elon:

"Receiving the NASA Launch Services contract for the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 is a significant endorsement of SpaceX's products and of our plans for the future. In addition to the fourteen missions we've sold thus far, gaining NLS approval constitutes further validation of SpaceX's technology, and opens the doors for the wide variety of NASA spacecraft to fly aboard our launch vehicles. We look forward to working with NASA to send their payloads to Earth orbit, Geostationary orbit, the Moon, Mars and beyond.


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John Benac said...

"Moon, Mars, and Beyond?" It seems like Elon Musk is really hinting at the (plan formerly know as) VSE and getting a piece of the pie. I highly suspect that Elon has plans much bigger than hefting up water and bringing down trash from the ISS. He needs to get in touch with Stone Aerospace in Austin to send a mission to the moon, if he hasnt already.

R2K said...

: )

kert said...

any status updates on upcoming launch yet ?